Claudio Ranieri hopes Chelsea can keep John Terry past this one season.
The Leicester City manager was speaking after the 1-1 draw against Chelsea and urged his former club to keep the veteran defender.
Ranieri handed John Terry first team football during his time at the club.
“I don’t want to take sides,” Ranieri said when asked about Terry’s future at the club, which remains in the balance despite a late contract offer from Chelsea.
“John Terry, you know, he was like my son. I believed in him when he was young.
“I put him in the team when there were a couple of world champions and European champions and I picked him.
“For me, it was better to put him in the squad.
“He’s gone on to have a fantastic career, and I hope he can continue.”